In Egypt, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Egypt
In Egypt, Humanity & Inclusion focuses on promoting access to services for people with disabilities and empowering people with disabilities and their organizations (OPDs or DPOs) to advocate for the enforcement of their rights.
Egypt has been the scene of heightened political instability since the Arab Spring in 2011 and has yet to recover. Egypt’s economy has yet to recover, and its high deficit and foreign debt hinder its ability to deliver the needed employment opportunities, with 2013 seeing an unprecedented unemployment rate of over 13%.
With approximately 27.8% of the country’s population living under the poverty line, the need to boost Egypt’s industry, which is the main avenue to address economic, social and humanitarian needs, has become crucial leading the government to decide on a massive devaluation in November 2016.
Our Current Work
Humanity & Inclusion continues to target vulnerable groups including people with disabilities and now refugees and migrants. Our Egypt team is composed of 19 national staff members and two expatriates who work attentively to:
- Promote inclusive livelihoods
- Ensure youth with disabilities have access to recreational activities
- Advocate for inclusion of women with disabilities and mothers of children with disabilities
In partnership with the Association of Rehabilitation for Youth with Disabilities, Humanity & Inclusion promotes inclusive employment opportunities and increase access to social services for youth in the El-Warrag area.
Inclusive Recreational Activities
Humanity & Inclusion trains and builds the capacity of youth with disabilities to help them acquire the necessary leadership skills to be active participants in local development planning and to collaborate with multi-stakeholders to contribute to social inclusion.
Disability and Gender
Humanity & Inclusion supports the emergence of a conducive environment in El Warraq, Giza governate, to improve access to work for women with disabilities and mothers of children with disabilities with their enhanced participation and engagement
Our Past Work
Our operations in Egypt have been aiming to promote a culture that is inclusive for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Our work continues to evolve to meet the needs of the communities where we serve.
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Support Organizations for People with Disabilities (OPDs or DPOs)
Humanity & Inclusion began collaborating with organizations for people with disabilities to enhance their capacity to defend their rights and monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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